Jaxx Lawson was born at Teesside in the late 60's and started scribbling on walls and paper shortly after moving to the Yarm area when she was three (there are still some dead rose sketches under the paper on some of the walls in the family home!). School followed, as it does, and when she left there, Jaxx had claimed a qualifications in Art 16+. . Jaxx got a taste for earning a wage, so for many years she was either working or bringing up a family, only occasionally dabbling with the pencils, brushes or charcoals.
Throughout the years, meandered her way through passions for using oils, charcoals and acrylics, Jaxx found that she was enjoying watercolours and inks most of all. It was only when she found herself with time on her hands after moving back to the family home and being diagnosed with Tonsular Cancer in 2013. It was then Jaxx really started to become serious about the talent which had been neglected for so long. Time was spent to learn different techniques through following online tutorials and courses. After struggling to find suitable reference materials Jaxx learnt how to use a DSLR camera and this combined with using digital editing software Jaxx then developed her own style. .
Jaxx has also organized two short exhibitions in the Yarm to which she showcased her own work, the exhibition "The Girls Are Back In Town", featured other artists and another photographer. Four watercolours are currently on display in The Greenfield Arts centre "Colour My Life" exhibition in Newton Aycliffe (open until 30th August). There are a few photographs, ink on acetate paintings and a print of a watercolour on display at Clarke's Motorcycles, Station Road, Eaglescliffe and I am currently organizing a few pieces to go on the walls in the Community Café in Middleton St George.
Click here to see the collection currently on at The Connection Gallery